Posts Categorized: HR/Management

The True Costs of Turnover

Costs of turnover

When an employee decides to leave a company, it creates an opening on a manager’s team. But the true cost of employee turnover is so much greater than that. Let’s take a look at how much losing one employee really costs. First, there’s recruitment time and efforts The former employee will likely need to be… Read more »

How You Can Improve Warehouse Worker Retention

Improving Warehouse Worker Retention

Business is booming and you’re filling more orders than ever before. Congratulations!  How does that reflect your current staffing levels? Are your workers happy? Or have you received more resignation notices as of late?  The demand is growing for warehouse and distribution center workers, both in terms of how much work they have to and… Read more »

Setting Your Employees Up for Success in 2020

Setting employees up for success in 2020

You’re in the midst of wrapping up 2019, making sure all the reports are filed and all the accounts are up to date so the year will end with a complete vision of your company’s success. But take a moment — just a brief pause — and start to think about setting your company, and… Read more »

6 Tips to Keep Your Warehouse Clean This Winter

keeping workplace clean

When the weather outside gets frightful, will your warehouse stay safe and delightful?  Winter likes to unleash the worst weather: Cold, snow, slush, wind, ice, sleet, mud, you name it, and it’s all coming inside your warehouse.  You want to make sure your workers are safe and maintain the cleanliness of your warehouse to keep… Read more »

3 Ways You Can Show Your Employees How Much You Appreciate Them this Holiday

Giving back to your employees

The end of the year is quickly approaching but forget about those final quarterly and annual reports and whether all your work will be done before everyone takes a well-earned break for the holidays.  The question that should be on top of your list is: How can I show my employees that I appreciate all… Read more »

Ways to Manage the Employee Who Thinks They Should Run the Place

Employee who thinks they can run the place

Is there anything more frustrating to deal with as a manager than an employee who doesn’t respect you? They can show this in little ways, from failing to respond to a greeting, not following directions, to openly defying their assignments, and seeing to it that others on the team do the same. All it takes is one… Read more »

Is It Time To Change Your Management Style? Advice for 2020

Management Tips

Don’t look now, but the 2020 calendars are already on sale, and the holiday party invites will soon be flooding your mailbox. Hard to believe we’re on the edge of another year, another 365 days to do our best and try to be successful in our chosen fields and with our teams. (Actually, we get an… Read more »

Employee Tardiness: When is it Time to Put Your Foot Down?

worker checking the time

Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5, but the reality is not all employees work what has traditionally been that eight-hour workday. Some come in a little earlier, others a little later, some work overnight or evening shifts.  But when an employee routinely and habitually comes in after her scheduled start time, what’s a… Read more »

How To Get Employees Out of Bed and Into Work

man sleeping

If we’re honest about it, we all have days when getting up and going to work doesn’t sound enjoyable. The dog is curled up just so, or the bed is extra comfortable, or there’s a big presentation that’s been causing a lot of stress. If managers feel that way, it’s likely that employees do as well. … Read more »

Start the Day Off by Saying Good Morning to Your Employees

All too many people don’t say good morning at the beginning of the work day. Whether it’s because they haven’t had enough coffee or had an exceptionally bad trek to the office, a simple “good morning” too often goes by the wayside at work.  In fact, you should start the day by making sure that… Read more »

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